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The rules have changed on tourniquet use. Always carry a tourniquet, one that is easily accessed and protected from the elements. Know how and when to use it. Always carry a good hemostatic agent. The life you save may be your own.
(This article was originally published in Law and Order Jul 2014)
By Paul Shubinsky
Officers must incorporate injury treatment and the use of medical kits into regular training so that they know how to treat themselves in real-life stressful situations. Knowing how to dress wounds and stop bleeding until backup arrives can help officers survive common life-threatening injuries sustained in combat.
(This article was originally published in Tactical Response Sep/Oct 2010)